Around 280 people from more than 30 different countries work at the Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research. The Hubrecht Institute is a lively, international research community that is supported by high quality services. The Hubrecht aims to be a springboard for talent and offers its employees the opportunity for personal and professional development, through a wide variety of workshops and courses, including those organized by our mother organization the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In addition to external training, internal training is organized for all employees. The Hubrecht Institute also has a buddy system for PhD students and group leaders, in which senior employees listen to junior employees and offer advice and guidance.
Currently, there are more than 70 PhD students at the Hubrecht Institute. All of these PhD students are affiliated with the Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology (CS&D) program of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). As such, they can attend the complete range of courses organized by the PhD Course Center. In addition, the CS&D organizes a yearly masterclass with international speakers and a yearly retreat in which PhD students present their research to each other. At the start of their PhD, the PhD students draft a Training & Supervision Agreement (TSA) and during their PhD they have yearly meetings with their supervisory committee, which includes 2-3 independent researchers.
The Hubrecht Institute is also host to over 80 postdoctoral researchers and has an active postdoc committee representing the interests of all postdoctoral fellows. The goal of the committee is to provide a framework to ensure the global success of Hubrecht Institute researchers on a professional and personal level. To this end, the postdoc committee organizes various professional development courses, external seminars and informal meetups to discuss and improve the working environment at the Hubrecht Institute.
People are our most valuable asset and we appreciate every employee for their contribution to the success of the institute. It is important to us that people feel safe and work together well. This is reflected by our broad introduction program, yearly evaluation meetings and regular drinks and outings to improve integration, collaboration and relaxation.
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